The Juncker Commission officially started its term of office on 1 November 2014 which will run until 31 October 2019.
On 15 July, Mr Juncker was then elected by the European Parliament by a strong majority of 422 votes (he needed a majority of 376 votes), on the basis of the Political Guidelines he presented to the Parliament.
Following this election and an interview process of candidates for Commissioners, the President-elect selected the other members of the Commission. The final list of Commissioners-designate was then agreed between the President-elect and the Council on 5 September. President-elect Juncker presented his team and the allocation of portfolios on 10 September which was followed by individual hearings of the Commissioners-designate in front of the relevant European Parliament committees.
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development is based in Brussels under the authority of Commissioner Phil Hogan.
With a staff of about 1000 and led by Director-General Jerzy Bogdan Plewa, it is responsible for the implementation of agriculture and rural development policy, the latter being managed in conjunction with the other DGs which deal with structural policies.
Monday November 3, 2014/ EC/ European Union.